Category: Bluegrass Today Profiles

Young Uns #4 – Samantha Casey

| May 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Samantha Casey’s dad plays the banjo, and both her parents sing. They taught her to sing harmony around the house as a little child. Her mother learned to clog in high school and played the banjo in college but gave it up when she had […]


Anna & Elizabeth: New Twists on Old Tales

| April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s often difficult for artists who play roots music to bridge the gap between traditional and modern styles in a convincing way. If they venture too far from established convention, they sound contrived; if they stick too closely to it, they become a novelty act. […]


Nu-Blu living the dream

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

It just was last year that Nu-Blu’s song That’s What Makes The Bluegrass Blue was the most played song on SiriusXm’s Bluegrass Junction. While it may appear that are a ‘Nu’ band, they are not a new band at all. Daniel and Carolyn Routh formed Nu-Blu […]


Keeping the Old Stuff Alive for the Next Generation

| March 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

You better hold on to something solid when Ewell Ferguson kicks off his weekly one hour bluegrass radio show. Out of nowhere, an in your face, smoking fast, old time bluegrass song jumps through your speakers, while Ewell draws you in with his weekly introduction, […]


45 years for The Bluegrass Experience

| March 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Everybody loves anniversaries, right? There’s something about the inherent difficulties of modern life that leads to a near universal sense of wonder when anything survives past a dozen years or so. These days it’s rare to keep the same job throughout your working life, or live […]


Songwriter’s Back Story – Fox On the Run

| February 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Greetings bluegrass friends and fellow fans. If you are reading this, I’m betting you are a fan of bluegrass music, probably have an impressive music collection and more than likely enjoy live music at festivals and concerts. No matter how or where you listen to music, one […]


Valerie Smith on Fire with New Direction: Stop, Drop, and Roll

| February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike

Valerie Smith works to stay on top of her game. Never one to shy away from personal growth, the singer/songwriter/entrepreneur realized she needed to make some changes in her career a couple of years ago. “I’ve been pretty much working on me,” she tells Bluegrass […]


Having A Coffee with … Tim Surrett 

| January 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

This is fun series in which we ask bluegrass music personalities, some famous, some not so famous, about some of their interests as well as about the music that they love.   Joining me this morning is Tim Surrett, a member of the award-winning bluegrass […]


County Sales – 50 Years On

| December 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

David Freeman has received many plaudits, some given on a personal level and some, like the induction into IBMA’s Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame (in 2002), given, if not with some razzamatazz, with a greater public awareness. We can’t allow this year (2015) to pass […]


Bear Family Records celebrates 40 Years of Music

| December 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

2015 has marked the 40th anniversary of Bear Family Records, the German-based outlet that is famous for its quality and most-often lavish sets of premium bluegrass and country music recordings. Essentially, Bear Family Records is Richard Weize. It is his pursuit of excellence that makes […]